Etiquette in Oman

Oman is located on the southern Arabian Peninsula and has a population of million people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy.

The official language of Oman is Arabic.

The majority of citizens follow Islam.

The currency of Oman is the rial.

Dressing appropriately is essential in Oman. Men and women should plan to dress conservatively, avoiding tight-fitting clothing and any outfit that reveals much skin. Skirts should fall below the knee. Women’s shirts should cover shoulders and arms. Even in Muscat or tourist areas, it’s not advised to leave a swimming area in a bikini.

Don’t criticize either Oman or Islam. Avoid discussions of politics or about the Sultan. General topics of discussion surrounding your origin, family, and positive, non-political thoughts about Oman are welcome.

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